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Catalog 2013-2014 
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science (A.A./A.S.)

General Education - 36-38* Credits

Associate of Arts and Associate of Science (except Nursing)


(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses  .)

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (from 2 disciplines) 6 Credits.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-5 Credits.
  • Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues, distributed as follows 8 Credits.
    • Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
    • Information Technology 3 Credits.
    • Global, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.


* One of the 3-credit General Education courses must be a Diversity course.

A.A./A.S. General Education Requirements

Arts and Humanities - 6 Credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences - 6 Credits

From 2 different disciplines

Biological and Physical Sciences - 7-8 Credits **

English Composition - 6 Credits

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

3 Courses, 1 from each category

Additional Information

* Diversity Course: Students are required to take one Diversity course. Choose a course marked with an asterisk.

**The courses must come from two different disciplines or be two sequential courses (these courses are labeled I and II in their titles) from one discipline. One of the courses must be a lab.

The above chart lists the General Education requirements for the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and the Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees. These degrees require a minimum of 36-38 credits of General Education from the categories listed above. Students should contact an academic advisor for possible additional courses.

Students must successfully complete appropriate developmental prerequisites, in addition to other specified prerequisites, before enrolling in any course that fulfills a General Education requirement. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution should contact an academic advisor for assistance in choosing General Education courses and program electives.